Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Gold & Flesh Per Ounce

NYTIMES Excerpts

October 25, 2005
Over 13 years, Newmont has moved mountains for gold - 30 tons of rock and earth for every ounce. By the time it is through, the company will have dug up a billion tons of earth. Much of it will be laced with acids and heavy metals.

October 24, 2005
Sex in "Human Trafficking" is depicted as torture and rape, and prostitution as the growth industry of international organized crime. "An ounce of cocaine, wholesale: $1,200, but you can only sell it once," an immigration and customs official, Bill Meehan (Donald Sutherland ), says. "A woman or a child, $50 to $1,000, but you can sell them each day, every day, over and over and over again. The markup is immeasurable."